Custom and Classic Stencils and a Brief History of Stenciling

Custom and Classic Stencils and a Brief History of Stenciling

Hand-painting our custom stencil design at Longway Tavern in the French Quarter of New Orleans.One might argue that stencils and stenciling are the original form of the decorative arts. Dating back over 37 thousand years, Neanderthal cave art employed what were the...
What is Today’s Decorative Artist?

What is Today’s Decorative Artist?

Pictured above – Upstairs bar at Cavan Restaurant, Uptown, New Orleans. “You still doing ‘the’ faux finishes?” It’s something we hear a lot at Sylvia T Designs, having been in business for nearly 25 years. For many, faux finishing still conjures up images from...
Wallpaper? Think Decoratively Painted Finishes Instead!

Wallpaper? Think Decoratively Painted Finishes Instead!

Searching for a great look that will bring your space to life and also avoid the pitfalls of wallpaper? A decoratively painted finish on your walls or ceiling is the answer! Wallcoverings (wallpaper) are often one dimensional. Even textured coverings, like...
Longway Tavern Opens

Longway Tavern Opens

We’re proud and excited to have completed another terrific project for the LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group. Longway Tavern, located in the French Quarter of New Orleans is now open at 719 Toulouse Street. Here’s our project press release and, below, see a...

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